Welcome to
The Business Development Unit

Faculty of Social Sciences

Providing Personalized Learning Pathways


Who We Are

The BDU was established to support the work of The Faculty of Social Sciences through the provision of quality educational and professional services to the business community, civil society, public service and students. The unit possesses extensive expertise and experience along with a wide array of tools that can aid in the growth and development of any organization.


What We Do  


Our Focus

The BDU offers services that are aimed at skill transfer and business consultancies with its primary focus on delivering well-rounded, coordinated academic and industry relevant programmes and services within the social sciences discipline.


Upcoming Seminars and Workshops


The Powerful Synergy of Emotional Intelligence and Teamwork

As we continue our journey, post COVID-19, the need for emotional intelligence has become increasingly important as we re-establish ourselves into workplace and society at large. By enhancing this powerful skill, individuals will be able to better manage their emotions, which in turn leads to better decision-making, communicating and minimizing conflict in the workplace and a healthy working environment.  In this 4-day seminar, participants will explore and apply the concept of Emotional Intelligence in the workplace and will be exposed to the importance of self-awareness and relationship management for building effective teams.

Live Lecture via Zoom.

Dates: March 14th, 16th, 21st & 23rd, 2023
Times: 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon (EC/AST)
Seminar Fee: TT$2,800/US$400

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Growing Your Business by Going Global 

This seminar is specifically designed to provide manufacturing organizations in the region, exporters, entrepreneurs and potential exporters with the tools and knowledge to successfully begin exporting/growing their current exports. Large, Medium and Small enterprises will benefit from this comprehensive and practical approach to the exporting process. The seminar will enable participants to understand how to develop a strategic, customized approach to exporting and ultimately grow their businesses.

Live Lecture via Zoom.

Dates: November 2nd, 3rd, 8th & 9th, 2022
Times: 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon (EC/AST)
Seminar Fee: TT$2,800/US$400

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The Power of Project Management for Precision in Practice

Project management skills are highly regarded in all industries. The ability to lead, plan, and execute projects to stringent deadlines and budgets is a primary skill in all areas of work. Those who can demonstrate competence in this area are considered attractive to prospective employers. Participants of this 4-day seminar will therefore learn how to effectively and efficiently collaborate, communicate, and manage projects using the right tools, techniques, methods and guides to ensure that their project teams understand and successfully execute the project.

Live Lecture via Zoom.

Dates: August 17th, 18th, 24th & 25th, 2022
Times: 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon (EC/AST)
Seminar Fee: TT$2,800/US$400

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Creating the Ultimate CX: The RoadMap to Brand Leadership

An excellent customer experience (CX) is one of the core building blocks of any successful company as it is important for achieving sustained growth. As such, creating a positive and indelible customer experience can result in greater sales opportunities, increased customer loyalty, and a strong brand reputation. Participants will learn how to develop, integrate, and implement some of the critical components of a CX strategy that achieves their organizational goals and objectives and increases profitability.

Live Lecture via Zoom.

Dates: July 13th & 14th ,2022
Times: 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (EC/AST)
Workshop Fee: TT$1,400/US$200

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How to Resolve Employee/Employer Conflict in a Hyper-Charged Environment

In today's environment of high uncertainty, organizations are dependent on genuine synergy among key stakeholders such as management, employees and employee representatives. One of the major lessons of the pandemic has been the critical role which industrial relations play in achieving survival and sustained success. The pandemic brought with it many new employer-employee high tension issues which were rife for engendering conflict and ultimately disrupting the already reduced productivity within the workplace. 

All sessions are Live Lecture delivered via Zoom.

Dates: June 13th ,14th ,15th & 17th, 2022
Times: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM (EC/AST)

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Effective Business Communication for Big Success

Communication is life. In a world that is at the pinnacle of interconnectivity via communication across all platforms, it is imperative to understand how to effectively communicate in all aspects of your life. In particular, understanding organizational communication and communicating in a post-pandemic era is of paramount importance to be competitive.

All sessions are Live Lecture delivered via Zoom.

Dates: June 14th & 15th  
Time: 9.00 AM – 12.00 PM AST: Live Lecture via Zoom.
Workshop Fee: TT$1,400/US$200: 

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Evolve, Empower and Encourage Innovative Decisions with Data Science

The program was a great introduction to Data analytics and how this can be used in driving better decisions in organizations. 

‘I, along with members of TTMF’s Management Team, had the pleasure of attending the Leadership Agility ­ - Transforming to Thrive seminar over the period November to December 2020.
Robert C. Green

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